Doubt Quotes

Women are quite able to make friends with a man; but to preserve such a friendship - that no doubt requires the assistance of a slight physical antipathy

Friedrich Nietzsche

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.

Aleister Crowley

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Voltaire

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young.

Luella F. Phean

When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt

Honore de Balzac

Throughout the long period of religious doubt, I had been rendered very unhappy by the gradual loss of belief, but when the process was completed, I found to my surprise that I was quite glad to be done with the whole subject

Bertrand Russell

Bad science and bad religion simply swap roles, the former proclaiming Truth, the latter worshiping Doubt

Jeffrey Satinover

Imagination, industry, and intelligence - "the three I s" - are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination.

Kitty O'Neill Collins

School's out, Memories past, Don't ever doubt, Our friendship will last.

Unknown

You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.

Learned Hand

When good karma dawns, the wall of doubt is torn down.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

If life is a path, we are barefoot and we each scatter before us the contents of two bags hanging from our shoulders. From the first bag -- sharp nails of worry, fear, regret and doubt, or from the second bag -- rose petals of hope, joy, friendship and confidence. If life is a path...we are the masters of that path.

Laura Teresa Marquez

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.

Bertrand Russell

Galileo called doubt the father of invention; it is certainly the pioneer.

Bovee

Jealousy lives upon doubts, it becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

To deny, to believe, and to doubt absolutely -- this is for man what running is for a horse.

Blaise Pascal

Faith and doubt both are needed -- not as antagonists, but working side by side -- to take us around the unknown curve.

Lillian Smith

The more doubt you have, the less likely it is that the creation will come to life.

Yanni

Advice should always be consumed between two thick slices of doubt.

Will Schmidt

As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.

Mark Twain

Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; love by love.

Thomas Szasz

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.

Alan Alda
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